Either way, this is not the kind of speculation anyone envisioned for Bradford after he announced in the winter he was putting off the NFL Draft — despite being a potential top 10 pick — to return for his junior year of college. Six games into the season, the speculation was supposed to be about Bradford’s chances of winning a second Heisman Trophy and his Sooners returning to the BCS National Championship.
"It’s extremely difficult for him, coming back for the right reasons,” Heupel said. "Wanting to have an opportunity to compete for a championship.
"There was a lot of hard work that went into that, so to have it taken away from you when you invest that much, it’s going to be very disappointing.”
But nobody appears ready to turn the page just yet on one of the finest careers in OU football history.
Even if Bradford never plays another down for the Sooners, he’ll own school records for career passing touchdowns, career passing yards and career passing efficiency and a host of other single-game and single-season OU marks.
So while redshirt freshman Landry Jones prepares for his fourth career start at quarterback Saturday in a pivotal game for the 3-3 Sooners at Kansas, Sooner Nation will continue to wonder. Waiting for Bradford to announce his next move.
Said Stoops, "Once he feels he’s ready to and knows for sure what he wants to do. ... he will.